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May 16th, 2019 01:00 PM
groucho marx
Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Despite Vika`s recent improvement she ows that victory mostly to Elina`s absence due to injury. In order to do great things at slams again she needs to improve further.
May 16th, 2019 04:05 AM
CatfishRivers This marks three first round losses in a row for Svitolina. However I'm thinking Elina can rebound and have a good French Open. Probably the most important thing is this match was the first time in a long while where I didn't see Elina's knee taped up. So her health is improving. Considering she's coming back from injury her last two matches weren't all that bad. Just not as sharp as she needs to be yet. Last year Elina was in a slump and got knocked out of the China Open in the first round - and barely qualified for the YEC. She then suddenly "out of nowhere" got hot and won the YEC when no one exptected it. That's why I have a hunch she's going to have a good French Open this year. We'll see....
May 15th, 2019 07:43 PM
WilliamsOhanian
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Originally Posted by wolf79 View Post
dang, i initially thought it was a lucky bounce off the frame, but vika actually hit that tricky volley clean as a whistle. glorious.
She's got great hands, especially by today's standards. I don't think she's got the fitness anymore to play a baseline game and win consistently, and it's probably too late in her career to change her instincts, but if she can move forward more and be more proactive....could be interesting to see.
May 15th, 2019 07:29 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Rome R2: Azarenka comes back vs Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Elina's FH technique is quite bad, with that awful body twist when she hits the balll. Even if there was a moment she was teeing off Vika's own loopy FH, she can only sustain her ragged looking ballbashing attempt for a very limited time before it all goes wild. The problem is that when she reverts to grinding she's leaking far too many errors, and there's nothing at the moment like a good balance in her game between attack and defense so she can deliver, if not outstanding, at least really solid performances. Vika was too up and down, but I don't think it was really a great performance, apart from some volleys and her much improved fight, which is already making a difference. Her FH and movement are still suspect, and her serve was atrocious at times. She has a good draw though.


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vikas crisp BH and volleys tho...
def feel it for elina tho, the moment vika upped it in third set and shrugged off the MP with gutsy play it seemed inevitable. that's always the danger if you play elite returners out for blood, the moment the stats drop on serve you're second best most of the time regardless of the abilities on serve by your opponent.
Shrugged off the MP with gutsy play ? It was the easiest sitter that E. should have put away, and it would have been G,S and M. This is a match Elina really shouldn't have lost.
May 15th, 2019 07:09 PM
wolf79
Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

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Originally Posted by rucolo View Post

dang, i initially thought it was a lucky bounce off the frame, but vika actually hit that tricky volley clean as a whistle. glorious.
May 15th, 2019 06:36 PM
WTA All The Way
Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Most forgot.

This is was a battle of Gael Monfils' close friends, who actually played doubles with each other in Indian Wells: https://www.google.com/search?q=svit...nu--P4Jnmk14M:
May 15th, 2019 06:30 PM
rucolo
Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

May 15th, 2019 06:29 PM
rucolo
Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Set 3

May 15th, 2019 06:28 PM
rucolo
Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Set 2

May 15th, 2019 06:27 PM
rucolo
Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Set 1

May 15th, 2019 04:41 PM
wolf79
Re: Rome R2: Azarenka comes back vs Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

vikas crisp BH and volleys tho...
def feel it for elina tho, the moment vika upped it in third set and shrugged off the MP with gutsy play it seemed inevitable. that's always the danger if you play elite returners out for blood, the moment the stats drop on serve you're second best most of the time regardless of the abilities on serve by your opponent.
May 15th, 2019 04:17 PM
iGOAT
Re: Rome R2: Azarenka comes back vs Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

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Originally Posted by d_b_prince View Post
Kerber just a month or two ago?
Actually Pliskova less than three weeks ago .
May 15th, 2019 04:14 PM
d_b_prince
Re: Rome R2: Azarenka comes back vs Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

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Originally Posted by Povin View Post
Nobody cares? It's been hours since the match ended
Vika came back from 2-5 vs the 2-time defending champion. When was her last top-10 victory?

Kerber just a month or two ago?
May 15th, 2019 02:59 PM
Asherio
Re: Rome R2: Azarenka comes back vs Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

Pusholina was dreadful, but congrats to Vika she keeps improving every round.
May 15th, 2019 01:36 PM
@pleeneeoh
Re: Rome R2: Victoria Azarenka def. Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-1 7-5

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Originally Posted by CinqueNero View Post
Worst result of the year. This tournament ended today. And by the way Azarenka did nothing, rain defeated Elina.
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Originally Posted by CinqueNero View Post
Azarenka remains a finished player.
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Originally Posted by CinqueNero View Post
This year this tournament is meaningless. Impossible conditions to play. The whole event should be cancelled. Whoever wins I'll still consider Elina the current undefeated champion. Let her play loserenka in daytime heat during spring or summer and see what happens.
Geez I wonder if Elina is as stressed (or should I say pressed?) as you are over this match

You talk as if the bad conditions were affecting one side of the court only. You know, it speaks about the players that can't adapt to different circumstances as well
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